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Life on the rooftops in flooded Philippines cities

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A resident traverses between two buildings on a rope in Pasig City, east of Manila, Philippines, on August 9, 2012.

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People stay on the rooves of their houses due to floods in Marikina City, east of Manila, on August 9, 2012.

Reuters reports — The Philippines began a massive clean-up on Thursday after floods swept the capital and nearby provinces, forcing residents to wade through shoulder-deep waters in some places after nearly two weeks of monsoon rains killed 91 people.

Power, water and communications services were restored as floodwaters started to recede, allowing many to return home to fix their houses. Nearly 300,000 people remained in temporary shelters, disaster officials said. Read the full story.

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A resident holds on to a rope as he wades through floodwaters in Marikina City on August 9, 2012. Large parts of Manila were still swamped in floods on Thursday, after continuous rains pounded the capital overnight.

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Rescue workers help flood affected people return to their house near a river that overflowed in San Mateo, Rizal, suburban Manila on August 9, 2012.

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